Skip to main content

About your Search

20130226
20130226
Search Results 0 to 12 of about 13 (some duplicates have been removed)
, president is scheduled to meet with republican senators lindsay graham and john mccain. now, both have been outspoken critics of cuts to the defense department. now, the meeting is supposed to be about immigration reform and the republicans' plan that they are working on. we do think perhaps it will provide an opening for at least some conversation to begin about these cuts. back to you. >> we certainly hope so. >> thank you. >>> new this morning, in even egypt, a hot air balloon crash has killed 18 people and injured three others. a hot air balloon caught fire and crashed into a sugar cane field. the victims are from france, britain, japan and hong kong. three survivors were taken to a local hospital and it is one of the worst accidents involving tourists in egypt. >>> also new this morning, the u.s. supreme court takes up the question of dn actual sam peopling to help involve crimes. the justices will hear arguments from maryland officials who want police to be allowed to take dna samples from people who have been arrested but not convicted. twenty-eight states and the federal government
the sandy hook shooting. >>> senators john mccain and lindsay graham are meeting with the president to talk about immigration reform. the two are part of a bipartisan group in favor of fixing the immigration system. obama met with democrats. >>> voters in i noise head to the polls to choose a replacement for jesse jackson junior. he pled guilty last week to illegally spending campaign funds. resigned in -- he resigned in november. >>> if you are in the market for a new car consumer reports are relesion the top picks for the cars and trucks today. they look at style and safety to fuel efficiency. >>> well the state police are hoping that the weather will hold up today. and that's because they are scheduled to get two new helicopters. the augusta westland aw139 will arrive in middle river. these are two of the first 10 replacing the current fleet. some choppers are older than 20 years old. they will be used for search andrescue, law enforcement, homeland security and medivac. >>> look at this. hail the size of golf balls fell on parts of new orleans. the storm left hundreds of cars with holes
with two key senate republicans to discuss immigration reform. john mccain and south carolina senator lindsay graham. members of a bipartisan group. >> full senate will begin debate on a gun measure. the bill bans assault weapons and blocks people who have been involuntarily committed for health reasons from owning guns. would require people to submit fingerprints for hand gun licensing. supporters say that will make it harder for people to get others to buy guns illegally. the measures violate second amendment rights. no word on if or when could face a vote. >> other stories making headlines. a man accused in the mother/daughter murders in prince georges county will have to be retried. declared a mistrial on a technicality. the bodies were found in the trunk of a stolen burned out car in 2009. someone testified scott was involved in multiple home invasions but only one was admissible in court. the retrial is set in october. >> the search continues for a suspect. police are looking for 59-year-old john wesley jeffreys. they believe he beat 80-year-old and his 74-year-old wife to death
but to talk about immigration. john mccain and south carolina senator lindsay graham will sit down with the president. both are members of a bipartisan group. >> here's a look at some of our top local stories this hour. take a moment to look at your screen. hope this video will lead police to the person responsible for a deadly hit and run. 20-year-old was hit around 10:30 p.m. on saturday. back in february february 16th hchlt if you have information about the vehicle, you are asked to call dc police. >>> the man accused of killing a mother and daughter in prince georges county will be retried in october. a judge declared a mistrial on a technicality. the bodies were found in the trunk of a stolen burned out car in 2009. someone testified that scott was involved in multiple home invasions but previously ruled that only one home invasion was admissible in court. >>> a maryland teenager has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for a school shooting in baltimore county last year. 15-year-old robert gladden fired a shotgun in the cafeteria on the first day of school. a student with dow
to cut a deal. >> now we know the president did reach out to two leading senate republicans john mccain, lindsey graham, invited them to come over to the white house todays on -- today to talk about immigration reform but he wants to talk about sequester these forced budget cuts. what's going on. has that meeting yet taken place? >> reporter: that meeting was scheduled to take place about half hour ago. we were told by the white house that the meeting could cover a range of topics so that could include immigration. these budget cuts. and perhaps other topics that have come up on capitol hill recently. who knows maybe foreign affairs and other issues. so presumably it's going on right now and i'll give you a read out as soon as we have it. >> brief us on what happens. i'm curious to see how much of an effort there was made by the president and these two republican senators to work out a deal, perhaps at least start a negotiation during these final three days to avert these forced spending cuts. >> we were told when the president called john mccain, senator mccain last week that's when th
a deal to prevent sequestration. >> president obama is meeting with top senate republicans, john mccain and lipped say graham today to discuss immigration reform. however, the possibility has been raised that sequestration will be discussed as well f budget cuts do not kick in on friday, the unemployed and local governments will be the first to take a hit. long-term unemployed people could see their weekly checks decrisis by $30. both sides are calling on each other to do something soon. >> congress is poised to allow a series of arbitrary, automatic budget cuts to kick in that will slow our economy, eliminate good jobs and leave a lot of folks who are already pretty thinly stretched scrambling to figure out what to do. these cuts do not have to happen. >> it is time to cut spending here in washington. the president was serious, he would sit down with harry reid and begin to address our problems. >> we will talk to local lawmakers, congressman rob whitman of virginia and congressman chris van hollen of maryland with their perspective on the likelihood of a deal being done on time. >>>
. the president will sit down with john mccain and south carolina senator lindsey graham. they are part of the bipartisan gang of eight senators working on a plan for immigration reform. >>> happening right now, a congressional hearing on those automatic spending cuts set to kick in this friday. the subcommittee of the house appropriations committee on defense is looking into the impact of the sequester cuts on the defense department. coming up at 7:15, the tug-of- war between president obama and republicans over what to do about the automatic spending cuts. >>> 7:06. court documents giving new details about the recent murder of a south bay millionaire. suspected prostitute ka she frau fritz is one of those -- katrina fritz is one of those accused of being involved. court documents refer to one of kumar's main girls who had details of his mansion. her brothers is among three others charged in kumar's murder. >>> san francisco police have opened up a homicide investigation into dallas ayers on market and montgomery back on january 28th. he was injured and died last thursday. he was 78. h
to president obama asking him to withdraw the hagel nomination. but on sunday arizona senator john mccain said president obama's choice deserved an up or down vote. >> i do not believe that chuck hagel, who is a friend of mine, is qualified to be secretary of defense. but i do believe that elections have consequences. >> woodruff: today 18 g.o.p. senators joined with democrats to end the filibuster. hours later, the senate confirmed hagel, 58-41. mainly along party lines. for more we turn to mark thompson, "time" magazine's national security reporter. welcome back to the program. so after all the storm and the fury from republicans, enough of them voted to let this confirmation takes place. what was this all about? >> basically it was on valentine's day that the senate would not let this proceed to an up-or-down vote. instead basically the republicans were looking for something to derail the nomination so for 12 days the nation waited essentially leon panetta was running over to nato and back to his walnut farm. we really didn't have a true secretary of defense other than this lame duck. today
the gramm who is running for reelection in 2014. they note that senator gramm, senator john mccain will meet with the president today to talk about immigration reform. the front page of the new york times, republicans signing a brief in support of gay marriage. 75 people have signed an amicus brief, a friend-of-the-court brief, before the supreme court takes up a california ballot initiative at baring same-sex marriage. -- there are republicans who have signed this would not previously talked about the issue, mega wittman, who supported proposition 8 originally, congresswoman lee some of florida, richard hanna of new york, stephen hadley -- back to your phone calls, sam in west point, new york, he works for the department of defense. what is your take on sequester? caller: well, there is waste in the federal government, but there is also waste in the private sector. you cannot quantify it. we have already had cut. we have had about 5-10% cuts. mostly for people who have not -- have been hired. we had contract employees, and they are now on their way out. we have not had cut since the clinton
the defense budget. last week at a constituents' meeting, senator john mccain said that these sequester cuts could significantly undermine military programs. quote, we're facing a situation where our national security is at risk. senator mccain said, adding that furloughs could affect as many as 49,000 military and defense jobs in arizona. well, i tell you in georgia what's going to happen is that 37,000 civilian department of defense employees will be furloughed, reducing gross pay by $190 million and army base funding would be cut by $233 million. and funding for air force operations would be cut by $5 million. this is in the state of georgia. this is for this fiscal year, this current fiscal year. can you imagine that much money coming out of the economy and not having an impact on the overall economy? it certainly will. let's take all of those who travel. you go to the airport. you rely on the air traffic controllers to make sure that the planes are situated and flying safely so that nobody is going to bump into each other up there in the sky. you're dependent on your t.s.a. personnel to
john mccain, have made similar statements to what scott said. your republican governor, along with other governors around the country, have said they want congress to stop the sequester, to stop these cuts. but i just have to be honest with you, there are too many republicans in congress right now who refuse to compromise even an inch when it comes to closing tax loopholes and special interest tax breaks. and that's what's holding things up right now. keep in mind nobody's asking them to raise income tax rates. all we're asking is to consider closing tax loopholes and deductions that the speaker of the house, john boehner, said he was willing to do just a few months ago. he said there were a bunch of loopholes and deductions you could close. said you could raise 800 billion, a trillion dollars by closing loopholes. we're not even asking for that t much. all we're asking is that they close loopholes for the well off and the well connected, for hedge fund managers, for oil companies or corporate jet owners who are all doing very well and don't need these tax loopholes so we can
Search Results 0 to 12 of about 13 (some duplicates have been removed)